News Line for Porterdale

Geocaching comes to Newton County
The Porterdale Yak Club sold out last weekend, and a worldwide trending hobby – that is not kayaking – may be part of an explanation.
Source: Covington News

Yellow River to be established as official water trail
Kayakers and Porterdale residents alike should soon be able to call the river running through their town an official water trail.
Source: Covington News

Oxford, Porterdale and the GMA
The City of Oxford will be represented at a new Georgia Municipal Association (GMA) Advisory Council, which will help prioritize recommendations made to the GMA and to provide ongoing feedback to the staff on services needed to help cities operate more effectively and efficiently, according to a letter from the GMA to Bob Schwartz, Oxford city manager.
Source: Covington News

Yellow River kayak launch takes off
Two Porterdale residents were searching for something new to do for their anniversary that would not take the entire day because they had a nephew’s birthday party to attend.
Source: Covington News

Porterdale kayak launch officially opens June 14
Water recreation lovers have been paddling down the Yellow River for years, but the city of Porterdale is making water activities a little more accessible.
Source: Covington News

Police chief resigns, Cripps to step in
The Porterdale mayor and city council appointed Lt. Jason Cripps as active police chief Tuesday evening, effective immediately.
Source: Covington News

Porterdale may get disc golf course
Flying discs in the forest may soon be coming to Porterdale, an effort the mayor and council members hope will indirectly bring revenue and modernization to the small downtown while retaining and highlighting the history. John Ritger, a disc golf course designer, presented a proposal to the Porterdale City Council Tuesday evening, and members voiced agreement on moving forward to begin fundraising for the 18-hole course.
Source: Covington News

Porterdale Memorial Gymnasium renovations complete
After completing the renovations, the city of Porterdale welcomed the public to an open house and ribbon-cutting ceremony for the Porterdale Memorial Gymnasium on Thursday.
Source: Newton Citizen

Renovated and ready to go
An important piece of Porterdale’s history is set to begin its revival.
Source: Covington News

Porterdale's intersection project receives DOT approval
The worst intersection in Newton County will get worse before it gets better, but that could be a good sign for drivers who are sitting at the four-way stop in Porterdale.
Source: Newton Citizen

Porterdale gym ribbon-cutting set for May 8
he Porter Memorial Gymnasium left a mark on the city of Porterdale during the 1930s through the 1960s, and now it’s ready for a new life after a blaze that destroyed it in 2005.
Source: Newton Citizen

Porterdale Spring Fling to raise funds for fire station
In an effort to improve the Porterdale Volunteer Fire Department’s station, firefighters will be hosting a fun family day on May 3.
Source: Newton Citizen

Porterdale FD's Spring Fling
The Porterdale Volunteer Fire Department is hoping that holds true, as it prepares for its Second Annual Spring Fling from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., May 3.
Source: Covington News

Porterdale recognized as FireWise community
The city of Porterdale was presented with a plaque for recognition and certification as a Firewise Community by Wildfire Prevention Specialist Beryl Budd with the Georgia Forestry Commission.
Source: Newton Citizen